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One of Australia’s most common species, Burton’s legless lizard (Lialis burtoni) is a limbless, snake-like lizard, and is one of the largest…
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Originally discovered in the 1890s, the secretive bronzeback snake-lizard went unrecorded for over 80 years, until the finding of further…
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Although snake-like in appearance, the Brigalow scaly-foot is actually a legless lizard, with no external evidence of any forelimbs and…
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Information on the Flinders Ranges worm-lizard is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.…
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Legless lizards, sometimes referred to as ‘snake-lizards’, closely resemble snakes but are distinguishable by the visible ear openings and…
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Information on the Hermite Island worm-lizard is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.…
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Information on the mallee worm-lizard is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.…
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The rusty-topped delma (Delma borea) is an unusual lizard with a long, snake-like body that lacks obvious limbs. Although it has completely…
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The excitable delma (Delma tincta) belongs to an unusual family of lizards with long, snake-like bodies that lack obvious limbs. Although…
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Information on the collared delma is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.…
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The sharp-snouted delma (Delma nasuta) is an unusual, snake-like lizard which is named for its particularly long, pointed snout. Like other…
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Although it is snake-like in appearance, with a long slender body and no eyelids, the striped tailed delma (Delma labialis) is actually a…
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A small Australian lizard, the lined firetail skink (Morethia ruficauda) is named after its bright tail colouration, with its scientific…
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A moderately small reptile, the dwarf bearded dragon (Pogona minor) can vary in colour from pale grey to a more reddish-brown or…
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